German Pig Prices Rise After Disruption to Exports, Abattoirs


Reporting by Michael Hogan, editing by Barbara Lewis, Reuters

via FarmJournal's Pork - February 17, 2021


German pig prices increased this week in their first rise since November, the association of German animal farmers VEZG said on Wednesday.


The market is starting to recover after being hit last year by widespread import bans on German pork after African swine fever (ASF) was found in the country and reduced slaughterhouse capacity after coronavirus outbreaks.


Pig prices rose to 1.21 euros a kg slaughter weight from 1.19, roughly the level since November.


“This is a ray of hope after recent problems, with pork sales to the EU replacing lost exports to Asia and slaughterhouses getting back to more normal working volumes,” one meat trader said...